Brian Bailey Preface to the Revised Edition

One Year

Today marks the one year anniversary of Leave It Behind! The site launched on April 1, 2004 with this post and since that day I have written 431 more. There are few things I've enjoyed more and I thank each and every one of you for choosing to spend some of your limited time reading and commenting on this site. I have learned more than I thought possible and had many terrific experiences and conversations because of you.

Here's the data:

Posts: 432
Comments: 351
Hits: 42,348
Technorati Rank: 12,150
Alexa Traffic Rank: 341,097
Feedburner RSS Subscribers: 228

A special thanks to Lori and Ben for their constant enthusiasm and patience, Scoble for at least half of those hits and equal amounts of inspiration, Katie for being my first reader who wasn't blood-related, Katherine for a stream of encouraging comments, Jeremy for choosing me for the 100Bloggers book, Six Apart and Ranchero for making great weblog tools, Dave for starting it all, MacSurfer for a number of generous links, and Terry for making most of this possible and encouraging blogs at FC.